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2013-05-06 03:54:59 PM  

Jackpot777: mayIFark: Jon iz teh kewl: PC LOAD LETTER: MS channels you into poor UI. Apple channels you into annoying UI. Android doesn't channel you, but it's still annoying.

I have yet to find a tablet I like.

i don't see a problem with iPad at ALL.  maybe your drinking something? bad???
 like turpentine??

Don't use one right now, so I might be a bit back dated in my criticism (meaning some of them might have been fixed), but here were my problems with ipad:

1) No flash on the camera - would add about $0.05 extra cost to them. why leave it out? Why bother with a camera if you don't want to bother with a flash?
2) No port of any kind.
3) No expandable memory slot
4) Too damn expensive
5) No flash support
6) No firefox (if I remember correctly, there is no 'find' function on safari)
7) No way to turn off components to save battery
8) And the usual complains about all apple products like too restrictive, treating users like idiots, iTunes and so on

Maddox did a piece about the camera on an iPad.

And it's why having a flash on an iPad is like having an ashtray on a motorcycle.

[www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net image 850x490]


Nowhere in your this expanding universe you will see a camera without a flash that is not infrared. And there is a reason for it. Only apple can think one is necessary and other is not. You can argue that a camera is not necessary for iPad on the back said, and I'll have nothing to say to that, but having a camera without a flash is like d**ks without balls.
 
2013-05-06 03:54:59 PM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: The promise of the cloud is that it is platform agnostic and accessible always. If I want to access my Carbonite, Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive, I can access all of them through my Windows 8 ultrabook, Windows 8 laptop, Windows 7 desktop, Linux desktop, Android miniPC, Android tablet, other Android tablet, the Android Gingerbread tablet, or my iPhone.

If the cloud is locked down to one classification of devices, it's a pretty useless cloud.

Also add my other iPhone and my Nexus phone.


I can't access google drive on my computer not hooked up to the internet or my dumb phone so it must also be "useless" too.
 
2013-05-06 03:56:30 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Corvus: Lucky LaRue: I'd like it better if it had MS Office.

You don't get what an iPad is for. It's not just a smaller portable computer.

I get it - iPad isn't a small, portable computer.  The Surface is, and with all the functionality of the iPad.


And all the maintenance and hassle and annoyances.

More bullet points doesn't make a better device. If you want that why not just use a laptop? That has even more features.
 
2013-05-06 03:56:44 PM  

Theaetetus: Jackpot777: Theaetetus: Jackpot777: Theaetetus: Shaggy_C: Jackpot777: It has to be one of the strangest ad campaigns I've ever seen. The Windows Phone ad shows what their two competitors do well (sharing for Samsung, Siri for Apple) and all they show their phone doing is them scrolling the screen (wow). But that doesn't compare to the tablet ads.

I think they took the Apple idea with iPad (don't tell people how to use it; just give them a product and let them figure out its purpose) way too far.  "Hey, it's a tablet, that's all you need to know! Catchy music! Dancing! Won't someone please pay attention to this commercial!!!! Microsoft!!!!"

[www.mobileapples.com image 176x220]
Worked for the competition...

iPod != iPad.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 250x307]
Wait, seriously? Tell me more.

Two of us have pointed out to you that the iPod is designed to be a portable music player. I even included links showing this line of advertising (you can dance! To your music! And nobody hears your music like you're hearing it right now!) spanning back from the 1980s.

Are you suggesting that the Surface Pro's advertising is because it's primarily a portable music player?

Yes, that's clearly what I'm suggesting.
[media.tumblr.com image 150x167]

I'm suggesting that the person who said "I think they took [Apple's idea] way too far"was right, and compared this particular MS fail to an advertising campaign by Apple that was similar, but more successful, due to a better underlying message than "look at us! Dancing! Catchy music! Microsoft! Please pay attention!"


And why was Apple using look at us! Dancing! Catchy music!  in their ads?

You've already been called out by three different people. Your eye-roll GIF just looks like Dunning-Kruger animated.
 
2013-05-06 03:56:46 PM  

Shaggy_C: Theaetetus: I'm suggesting that the person who said "I think they took [Apple's idea] way too far"was right, and compared this particular MS fail to an advertising campaign by Apple that was similar, but more successful, due to a better underlying message than "look at us! Dancing! Catchy music! Microsoft! Please pay attention!"

So you bested me by comparing the current MS campaign for tablets to a much older but similar ad campaign for a totally different category of product.  Epic burn, I guess?


Apparently, I bested you by agreeing with you and saying "you were right", because in response, you got outraged. It's very meta, I guess.
 
2013-05-06 03:58:29 PM  

Jackpot777: You've already been called out by three different people.


You're right. I take it all back: Shaggy_C was wrong and has no idea what he's talking about.

My apologies to everyone for ever implying that he was correct. I didn't think it would be such an issue.
 
2013-05-06 03:59:14 PM  

mayIFark: Jackpot777: mayIFark: Jon iz teh kewl: PC LOAD LETTER: MS channels you into poor UI. Apple channels you into annoying UI. Android doesn't channel you, but it's still annoying.

I have yet to find a tablet I like.

i don't see a problem with iPad at ALL.  maybe your drinking something? bad???
 like turpentine??

Don't use one right now, so I might be a bit back dated in my criticism (meaning some of them might have been fixed), but here were my problems with ipad:

1) No flash on the camera - would add about $0.05 extra cost to them. why leave it out? Why bother with a camera if you don't want to bother with a flash?
2) No port of any kind.
3) No expandable memory slot
4) Too damn expensive
5) No flash support
6) No firefox (if I remember correctly, there is no 'find' function on safari)
7) No way to turn off components to save battery
8) And the usual complains about all apple products like too restrictive, treating users like idiots, iTunes and so on

Maddox did a piece about the camera on an iPad.

And it's why having a flash on an iPad is like having an ashtray on a motorcycle.

[www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net image 850x490]

Nowhere in your this expanding universe you will see a camera without a flash that is not infrared. And there is a reason for it. Only apple can think one is necessary and other is not. You can argue that a camera is not necessary for iPad on the back said, and I'll have nothing to say to that, but having a camera without a flash is like d**ks without balls.


What A d**k without balls may look like.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-05-06 04:00:35 PM  

Theaetetus: RexTalionis: The promise of the platform-agnosticcloud is that it is platform agnostic and accessible always. If I want to access my Carbonite, Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive, I can access all of them through my Windows 8 ultrabook, Windows 8 laptop, Windows 7 desktop, Linux desktop, Android miniPC, Android tablet, other Android tablet, the Android Gingerbread tablet, or my iPhone.

The promise of the platform-specific cloud, on the other hand, is that it's better integrated with that particular platform. I don't think Apple was ever promising that their system would be platform agnostic, and without them doing things like rushing to sell OSX for Compaqs and Dells, it's a bit unreasonable to feel like they've let you down in that regard.


Look, man, I just want to access it in a browser. Like every other cloud service ever made. Because I might not always have my desktop or laptop with iCloud installed on it (thanks Corvus, you massive moron who doesn't understand the difference between a Commodore 64 and a completely modern machine with always-accessible internet).

If I'm at work, or if I'm at a friend's house and I'm not carrying either of the iPhones, I am utterly screwed if I want to show them a picture I took with the iPhone (I switch off between iPhone 4S and Nexus 4) since the pictures I took are only accessible to my personal machine and not available through a browser.

That's all I want. Seriously, is it too much to ask?
 
2013-05-06 04:00:47 PM  

Jackpot777: Theaetetus: I'm suggesting that the person who said "I think they took [Apple's idea] way too far"was right, and compared this particular MS fail to an advertising campaign by Apple that was similar, but more successful, due to a better underlying message than "look at us! Dancing! Catchy music! Microsoft! Please pay attention!"

And why was Apple using look at us! Dancing! Catchy music!  in their ads?


Because, I don't know, they had a better underlying message because their device was about dancing and catchy music?

Holy fark, this thread took a sharp left turn. I'm sorry I ever confused the four of you by saying I agreed with Shaggy. Clearly, that was a mistake.
 
2013-05-06 04:00:47 PM  

akula: That's what finally pissed me off about Android. Sure, it's all customizable... if you go to the trouble to root the device because the maker/carrier locked it down hard.


MOST things are at least userland accessible. You can edit the sharing menus and swap out your keyboard, for example. The device OEM can throw on some applications that might not be removable (Facebook), but ad-blocking and whole-system backup are the only two major functions I think might require a full-on rooting. UI extensions like TouchWiz and SenseUI do create problems though, since they fundamentally change the Android experience in much the same way that Windows 8's home screen is a change from Windows 7's start menu. I've definitely been frustrated trying to describe small differences between the Samsung and HTC phones I'm most familiar with to people who own Sony or LG models.

And of course it can be very difficult or downright impossible to explain why the E-mail apps on your home screen is different from the Gmail app that's provided by Google and buried somewhere in your apps menu instead of on the home screen like you'd probably want.
 
2013-05-06 04:02:26 PM  

Theaetetus: Jackpot777: You've already been called out by three different people.

You're right. I take it all back: Shaggy_C was wrong and has no idea what he's talking about.

My apologies to everyone for ever implying that he was correct. I didn't think it would be such an issue.


You made it the issue. You. You were the one that equated a tablet using a dance routine as a distraction from them not concentrating more on the function of the tablet with a music player whose very function IS to experience your music in that manner.
 
2013-05-06 04:04:30 PM  

RexTalionis: Theaetetus: RexTalionis: The promise of the platform-agnosticcloud is that it is platform agnostic and accessible always. If I want to access my Carbonite, Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive, I can access all of them through my Windows 8 ultrabook, Windows 8 laptop, Windows 7 desktop, Linux desktop, Android miniPC, Android tablet, other Android tablet, the Android Gingerbread tablet, or my iPhone.

The promise of the platform-specific cloud, on the other hand, is that it's better integrated with that particular platform. I don't think Apple was ever promising that their system would be platform agnostic, and without them doing things like rushing to sell OSX for Compaqs and Dells, it's a bit unreasonable to feel like they've let you down in that regard.

Look, man, I just want to access it in a browser. Like every other cloud service ever made. Because I might not always have my desktop or laptop with iCloud installed on it (thanks Corvus, you massive moron who doesn't understand the difference between a Commodore 64 and a completely modern machine with always-accessible internet).

If I'm at work, or if I'm at a friend's house and I'm not carrying either of the iPhones, I am utterly screwed if I want to show them a picture I took with the iPhone (I switch off between iPhone 4S and Nexus 4) since the pictures I took are only accessible to my personal machine and not available through a browser.


Install iCloud on their computer?
 
2013-05-06 04:05:44 PM  

Theaetetus: Jackpot777: Theaetetus: I'm suggesting that the person who said "I think they took [Apple's idea] way too far"was right, and compared this particular MS fail to an advertising campaign by Apple that was similar, but more successful, due to a better underlying message than "look at us! Dancing! Catchy music! Microsoft! Please pay attention!"

And why was Apple using look at us! Dancing! Catchy music!  in their ads?

Because, I don't know, they had a better underlying message because their device was about dancing and catchy music?

Holy fark, this thread took a sharp left turn. I'm sorry I ever confused the four of you by saying I agreed with Shaggy. Clearly, that was a mistake.


Apple weren't using dancing to your music with earphones in to get people to notice what their product is. That IS what that product is.

www.mobileapples.com

The white headphones are a bit of a giveaway.
 
2013-05-06 04:05:47 PM  

Jackpot777: mayIFark: Jackpot777: mayIFark: Jon iz teh kewl: 
Nowhere in your this expanding universe you will see a camera without a flash that is not infrared. And there is a reason for it. Only apple can think one is necessary and other is not. You can argue that a camera is not necessary for iPad on the back said, and I'll have nothing to say to that, but having a camera without a flash is like d**ks without balls.

What A d**k without balls may look like.

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 450x400]


Took me a sec, then I LOL'ed.
 
2013-05-06 04:08:17 PM  

Jackpot777: Theaetetus: Jackpot777: You've already been called out by three different people.

You're right. I take it all back: Shaggy_C was wrong and has no idea what he's talking about.

My apologies to everyone for ever implying that he was correct. I didn't think it would be such an issue.

You made it the issue. You. You were the one that equated a tablet using a dance routine as a distraction from them not concentrating more on the function of the tablet with a music player whose very function IS to experience your music in that manner agreed with Shaggy that Microsoft frequently sees Apple do something, and then takes it too far, specifically that in this case they saw an ad with dancing people like the iPod ads and thought simplistically that "dancing people in ad = successful ad", leading to this terrible campaign.


FTFY. And no,  you made it the issue.

But as I said above, I withdraw any suggestion, intimation, or implication that Shaggy was ever correct about this. I'm not sure why that will make you or him happy, but hey, I'm feeling magnanimous.
 
2013-05-06 04:08:40 PM  

Theaetetus: RexTalionis: Theaetetus: RexTalionis: The promise of the platform-agnosticcloud is that it is platform agnostic and accessible always. If I want to access my Carbonite, Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive, I can access all of them through my Windows 8 ultrabook, Windows 8 laptop, Windows 7 desktop, Linux desktop, Android miniPC, Android tablet, other Android tablet, the Android Gingerbread tablet, or my iPhone.

The promise of the platform-specific cloud, on the other hand, is that it's better integrated with that particular platform. I don't think Apple was ever promising that their system would be platform agnostic, and without them doing things like rushing to sell OSX for Compaqs and Dells, it's a bit unreasonable to feel like they've let you down in that regard.

Look, man, I just want to access it in a browser. Like every other cloud service ever made. Because I might not always have my desktop or laptop with iCloud installed on it (thanks Corvus, you massive moron who doesn't understand the difference between a Commodore 64 and a completely modern machine with always-accessible internet).

If I'm at work, or if I'm at a friend's house and I'm not carrying either of the iPhones, I am utterly screwed if I want to show them a picture I took with the iPhone (I switch off between iPhone 4S and Nexus 4) since the pictures I took are only accessible to my personal machine and not available through a browser.

Install iCloud on their computer?


1) I don't think my friends want me to randomly willy nilly installing things on their computers, and
2) I don't think the best solution to show a friend one picture I took is to install a program that will try to download my entire photostream into their Pictures folder once it logs on.
 
2013-05-06 04:10:42 PM  
icdn1.digitaltrends.com

No, iCloud, I don't want you to download my entire photostream into my friend's PC so I can show them one picture! Give me a browser interface!
 
2013-05-06 04:11:08 PM  

Corvus: Lucky LaRue: Corvus: Lucky LaRue: I'd like it better if it had MS Office.

You don't get what an iPad is for. It's not just a smaller portable computer.

I get it - iPad isn't a small, portable computer.  The Surface is, and with all the functionality of the iPad.

And all the maintenance and hassle and annoyances.

More bullet points doesn't make a better device. If you want that why not just use a laptop? That has even more features.


Because I want a tablet.  One that will run MS Office.  And Outlook.  And any other windows-based software I choose to throw at it.  And integrate with my xBox.

It isn't a fight over which one is better.  If the limited functionality of an iPad is all you need, then that is the route you should go.  If you want more power, function, and flexibility, then you should choose a real device like the Surface
 
2013-05-06 04:11:34 PM  

Jackpot777: Theaetetus: [Apple's] device was about dancing and catchy music

Apple weren't using dancing to your music with earphones in to get people to notice what their product is. That IS what that product is.


What, really? Apple's device was about dancing and catchy music?!

... Jackpot, dude, I like you, so I'm going to suggest you take a deep breath, go back and re-read this thread with an objective mind, and then you'll realize why I'm laughing at you: I'm agreeing with you, and you're getting outraged about it.
 
2013-05-06 04:12:56 PM  

Theaetetus: Install iCloud on their computer?


There's no technical reason iwhatever can't be made accessible in a browser. Apple's shiat isn't doing anything so special as to preclude it from acting in much the same fashion as the Play Store (itunes), Picasa or Skydrive.

Why should someone need to install 400MB of crap including Apple's weirdo UI primatives just so they can gift an app on the itunes store, configure an Access Point or take a look at a photo that clearly does exist on a web-accessible server someplace? And what happens if the party in question isn't using a computing platform Apple wants to support? Because guess how fun it is to configure an Airport if all you have are Android devices.
 
2013-05-06 04:14:53 PM  

RexTalionis: [icdn1.digitaltrends.com image 625x383]

No, iCloud, I don't want you to download my entire photostream into my friend's PC so I can show them one picture! Give me a browser interface!


iCloud's not a multi-user system, tho.
I agree that it doesn't have this feature, but then, it's not really what the system is about. Dropbox doesn't allow simultaneous online editing of documents and merging of changes, but that's not what it's about either.
 
2013-05-06 04:14:58 PM  
I wish Amazon would may an Instant Video app for Prime users on Android.  They do that, I'll never look back.

/they won't do that though
 
2013-05-06 04:16:58 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: I wish Amazon would may an Instant Video app for Prime users on Android.  They do that, I'll never look back.

/they won't do that though


You can do a workaround with Plex or PlayOn.
 
2013-05-06 04:17:36 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Corvus: Lucky LaRue: Corvus: Lucky LaRue: I'd like it better if it had MS Office.

You don't get what an iPad is for. It's not just a smaller portable computer.

I get it - iPad isn't a small, portable computer.  The Surface is, and with all the functionality of the iPad.

And all the maintenance and hassle and annoyances.

More bullet points doesn't make a better device. If you want that why not just use a laptop? That has even more features.

Because I want a tablet.  One that will run MS Office.  And Outlook.  And any other windows-based software I choose to throw at it.  And integrate with my xBox.

It isn't a fight over which one is better.  If the limited functionality of an iPad is all you need, then that is the route you should go.  If you want more power, function, and flexibility, then you should choose a real device like the Surface


Why why is using a tablet better than using laptop for that? What does a surface provide over a lap top?
 
2013-05-06 04:19:20 PM  

Corvus: Why why is using a tablet better than using laptop for that? What does a surface provide over a lap top?


It's smaller and more portable.

I have a really small Windows 8 laptop. It's 11.6 inches. The Surface Pro is still smaller and lighter (and actually more powerful).
 
2013-05-06 04:19:25 PM  
akula:
That's what finally pissed me off about Android. Sure, it's all customizable... if you go to the trouble to root the device because the maker/carrier locked it down hard.

Or if, you know, you just buy an unlocked device.   If you get your "free" phone the carrier is going to load it up with crap to help subsidize that cost.   Just buy a Nexus 4 from Google and be done with it.   No rooting involved.
 
2013-05-06 04:22:37 PM  

Rent Party: Just buy a Nexus 4 from Google and be done with it. No rooting involved.


Or wait until Google IO later in the month and see if Google announces their next Nexus phone there. If they do, there will be a lot of Nexus 4 users who will be dumping their Nexus 4 to get the next one.

/I might do it, even though my Nexus 4 is only a month old.
 
2013-05-06 04:24:15 PM  

Corvus: Lucky LaRue: Corvus: Lucky LaRue: Corvus: Lucky LaRue: I'd like it better if it had MS Office.

You don't get what an iPad is for. It's not just a smaller portable computer.

I get it - iPad isn't a small, portable computer.  The Surface is, and with all the functionality of the iPad.

And all the maintenance and hassle and annoyances.

More bullet points doesn't make a better device. If you want that why not just use a laptop? That has even more features.

Because I want a tablet.  One that will run MS Office.  And Outlook.  And any other windows-based software I choose to throw at it.  And integrate with my xBox.

It isn't a fight over which one is better.  If the limited functionality of an iPad is all you need, then that is the route you should go.  If you want more power, function, and flexibility, then you should choose a real device like the Surface

Why why is using a tablet better than using laptop for that? What does a surface provide over a lap top?


The Surface provides the convenience of a tablet with the power of a laptop.

If I am just surfing the web,  watching live-streaming video, or doing the kind of stuff your iPad limits you to, then the keyboard is put up (of course, with the HDMI port, I have the option of plugging in to my TV so I can watch the movie/show with my friends and family).

If I want to get serious and write a report for work or put together a presentation, then I can break out the keyboard and do that, too.  All in one device
 
2013-05-06 04:30:28 PM  

wildcardjack: I'd like to have a Cintiq merged into a standalone tablet.


YMMV, but the Surface Pro is pretty darn close. Pressure sensitive pen stylus, and since it's Windows 8, you can actually get programs that will support it. I've done a fair amount of sketching with Sketchbook, and it ain't half bad. MUCH better for taking notes.

(hella better than the blunt magic marker stylus on the iPad or Androids)

Of course I still prefer an actual PC with a big 'ol Wacom Intuos 18x12.
 
2013-05-06 04:35:38 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: wildcardjack: I'd like to have a Cintiq merged into a standalone tablet.

YMMV, but the Surface Pro is pretty darn close. Pressure sensitive pen stylus, and since it's Windows 8, you can actually get programs that will support it. I've done a fair amount of sketching with Sketchbook, and it ain't half bad. MUCH better for taking notes.

(hella better than the blunt magic marker stylus on the iPad or Androids)

Of course I still prefer an actual PC with a big 'ol Wacom Intuos 18x12.


Lenovo has a thing you will both be very interested in owning.
 
2013-05-06 04:44:04 PM  
nice troll face to go with article.. 8/10
 
2013-05-06 04:44:34 PM  
The 16 inch Dell Surface bugged the hell out of me. There was no UI, no toolbars, and all the dedicated buttons were useless. Everything was a goddamned secret. It was like they took an ipad and multiplied the stupid by 20.
 
2013-05-06 04:46:00 PM  

Theaetetus: Apparently, I bested you by agreeing with you and saying "you were right", because in response, you got outraged. It's very meta, I guess.


I think your intent to agree with me came off as a sarcastic remark...and it was all downhill from there.
 
2013-05-06 04:48:00 PM  

Shaggy_C: Theaetetus: Apparently, I bested you by agreeing with you and saying "you were right", because in response, you got outraged. It's very meta, I guess.

I think your intent to agree with me came off as a sarcastic remark...and it was all downhill from there.


Yah, though sarcasm targeted at Microsoft... As in, some ad guy at MS saying "bu-bu-but it worked for Aaaaple!"

I got a good laugh out of it anyways.
 
2013-05-06 04:48:21 PM  
$ound$ like a per$onal problem.
 
2013-05-06 04:51:08 PM  

teto85: $ound$ like a per$onal problem.


Is that really still a thing?  Making fun of Microsoft for having a lot of money?  You do know, don't you, that Apple has $145 billion on its books (versus the $60 billion on Micro$oft's)?
 
2013-05-06 04:54:01 PM  
Best tablet deal out there right now is the Nook HD or HD+. Both are on sale right now, and B&N caved and added Google Playstore.
 
2013-05-06 04:54:01 PM  
They got us a Surface to toy around with at work.  The only thing I took away from it is, holy shiat does it get on the bottom.  I'm talking it would probably remove skin if you set it on your bare lap.
 
2013-05-06 04:56:35 PM  

Lucky LaRue: teto85: $ound$ like a per$onal problem.

Is that really still a thing?  Making fun of Microsoft for having a lot of money?  You do know, don't you, that Apple has $145 billion on its books (versus the $60 billion on Micro$oft's)?


Yeah but you can't use the '$' sign when you spell Apple. So where's the fun in that?
 
2013-05-06 05:00:25 PM  

RexTalionis: Shrugging Atlas: I wish Amazon would may an Instant Video app for Prime users on Android.  They do that, I'll never look back.

/they won't do that though

You can do a workaround with Plex or PlayOn.


True, I'm just spoiled.  And even then the workarounds (or the iOS App for that matter) don't let you download movies you own...only the Kindle does.  I totally understand why Amazon won't expand the app any further than it is though...I'd kick my Kindle HD to the curb for a 'full' tablet in a heartbeat.
 
2013-05-06 05:04:30 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lucky LaRue: teto85: $ound$ like a per$onal problem.

Is that really still a thing?  Making fun of Microsoft for having a lot of money?  You do know, don't you, that Apple has $145 billion on its books (versus the $60 billion on Micro$oft's)?

Yeah but you can't use the '$' sign when you spell Apple. So where's the fun in that?


Krapple?
 
2013-05-06 05:05:45 PM  
Biggest problem with ipads: no multi-user support.
 
2013-05-06 05:07:00 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Best tablet deal out there right now is the Nook HD or HD+. Both are on sale right now, and B&N caved and added Google Playstore.


I've been recommending the Ainol Novo Venus 7. $125 for a 16GB, 1280x800 7" IPS tablet that has fully Google Play support. It's a no-name device but its hardware specs are very similar to a Nexus 7 and the screen is comparable to my Motorola Xoom (decent but not spectacular).  I like to suggest those as a compromise for the person who thinks that a $100 Coby tablet with no Google Play support that they got from Big Lots is a good idea.
 
2013-05-06 05:08:25 PM  

Tax Boy: Biggest problem for poor people with ipads: no multi-user support.


Honestly, I'm sure they'd prefer that you buy one for every member of your family.
 
2013-05-06 05:13:57 PM  
ITT:
People stating that an iPad is not a computer; that it's silly to want to use Office on it.

also ITT:
People stating that "iPad !=iPod."

So what the hell is it, besides an expensive way to play angry birds?
 
2013-05-06 05:16:39 PM  

derpy: So what the hell is it, besides an expensive way to play angry birds?


It's a dedicated console for making purchases and viewing content from Apple.
 
2013-05-06 05:16:41 PM  
FTFA:

The of any  tablet in the world, but cofounder  Bill Gates thinks that many of its users are "frustrated" because it doesn't come with aphysical keyboard and it lacks access toMicrosoft Office.

This is why Microsoft keeps failing. A tablet is not supposed to be a laptop.
 
2013-05-06 05:18:53 PM  
Why do people still think Gates makes decisions for Microsoft?
 
2013-05-06 05:22:23 PM  
Keep drinking your own Kool-Aid, you jagoff.

Office isn't available on the iPad because of your company's decision not to offer it.  Not that expect to do any serious writing, etc. on a tablet.

And the complaint of "no keyboard?"  Any Bluetooth keyboard will do just fine with an iPad, thanks.  Your squishy, foamy pseudo keyboard that comes with a "Surface" tablet is a joke.  It sucks.
 
2013-05-06 05:29:37 PM  

LasersHurt: PC LOAD LETTER: Uhh I dunno, several sites for my company and clients? My wife has an iPad that I borrow from time to time. I may even wind up reluctantly getting one myself for my photo portfolio. You farking fanbois are all the same: defend the queen at all costs. Apple farking sucks. They suck less than the rest, but for flash, they suck more. Don't tell me what I need. That's the Apple disease: convincing us we don't need something we use.

You should stop using Flash immediately.


Flash is a memory- and battery-hog.  It destroys a mobile device's battery life.  And on my laptop, it soaks up tons of memory for no reason.

Flash was fine before HTML5, but now is the time for it to die.
 
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